Grade 3 Winner Fly On Angel Tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Sale

The rough waters of the 2020 marketplace saw its final ship pass through on Tuesday, when the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed and Horses of Racing Age Sale posted across-the-board declines, led by the $195,000 purchase of Grade 3 winner Fly On Angel.

Tuesday’s auction saw 182 horses change hands for revenues of $2,345,600, down 46 percent from last year’s sale, when 249 horses sold for $4,383,700. The average sale price fell 27 percent to $12,888 from $17,605, and the median declined 38 percent to $5,000 from $8,000. The buyback rate finished at 23 percent, compared with 18 percent in 2019.

Cypress Creek LLC purchased Tuesday’s sale-topper, Fly On Angel, a Palace Malice filly who achieved a career highlight earlier this year when she won the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.

The 3-year-old has won four of 11 starts, earning $226,660 for owner Joseph Besecker and trainer Claudio Gonzalez.

As a 2-year-old, Fly On Angel won on debut at Parx Racing, then finished second in the Parx Juvenile Fillies Stakes two starts later. Her 3-year-old campaign featured an allowance optional claiming victory prior to her Charles Town Oaks score.

Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall and Haymarket Farm, Fly On Angel is out of the stakes-placed Posse mare Runge, whose four foals to race are all winners. Multiple Grade 1 winner Videogenic is in her extended family.

Northview Stallion Station consigned Fly On Angel, as agent for Besecker.

The auction’s most expensive weanling, and the second-most expensive overall offering of the day, was a New York-bred Laoban colt who sold to Machmer Hall for $150,000.

The bay colt is out of the placed Stonesider mare Dixie Gem, whose first foal to race is a placed runner. His page features Grade 2 winner Thunder Achiever and Grade 3 winners Pure Gossip and Street Game.

Vinery Sales consigned the colt, as agent.

To view the auction’s full results, click here.

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